Wednesday 28 September 2016

Mario Balotelli's Liverpool nightmare finally about to end

Michael Verney

Published 24/08/2015 | 17:05

Mario Balotelli endured a tough first season at Liverpool Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Mario Balotelli endured a tough first season at Liverpool Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Mario Balotelli looks set to end his fruitless spell at Liverpool and according to reports, the Italian international will rejoin AC Milan on a season-long loan.

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Balotelli joined Liverpool late in the transfer window just 12 months ago with Brendan Rodgers hoping to fill the void left by Luis Suarez but the £16m striker has been a massive disappointment.

Rodgers made it clear that he was an unwanted man at Anfield this season and the 25-year-old was forced to train away from the first-team squad after a debut season which yielded just one goal from 16 Premier League appearances.

The much-maligned attacker is due a six-figure "loyalty bonus" should he remain on Merseyside past the transfer deadline but Liverpool have moved quickly to prevent this and consequently he is set for a loan spell in Milan with a medical scheduled for Tuesday.

It is believed that there is no loan fee between the clubs and that Liverpool will stump up half of his £80,000 a week wag packet.

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